The large lot suburban Silicon Valley community of Los Altos Hills had, like many older suburban communities, patchy Internet access. Local leaders tried to get incumbant ISPs (Comcast, AT&T) to upgrade and extend their networks to no avail, or to huge price tags. Around the same time, a new type of fiber construction company, Next Level Networks, Inc., was starting up. Next Level would design and build a state of the art Fiber network for the community. The community would have to finance the network, but in the end would own it.
Next Level got the first customers connected in 2019, and the community is now expanding and connecting other nearby isolated "Internet Deserts" to their network, and also connecting to other small networks for redundant back haul capability should an uplink be severed. Next Level is also acting as a contract ISP for the community.
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